Degrees and Certifications:
BS Alabama A&M University MA Alabama A&M University
Mrs. Synthia Howell
Welcome to HEART Academy. It's going to be an exciting year!!! Having you on our team will enhance our effort to help your child excel to the best of his/her ability. I was raised in Athens, AL and graduated from Athens High School in 1975. I received my Bachelor and Master degrees from Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL. This school year I am beginning my 40th (38th Athens City Schools) year of teaching. My entire tenure with Athens City has been at HEART Academy @Julian Newman teaching kindergarten. My greatest teaching influence is from my mother, a retired Athens City School 4th grade teacher. My husband and I have two adult children, one daughter-in-law and one grandson. Some of my hobbies include community service through my church ministry, visiting my children and Friday's date night with my husband. One of my greatest joy about teaching kindergarten is watching them enter as a little "seed" that blooms into a beautiful flower after being nurtured through our school's environment.